The World of Work on a Wednesday – Career Insight Talks


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Wednesday 25 April sees the first in our programme of Career Insight Talks which will provide students with the opportunity to find out about careers in a particular area from a specialist in their field.  Students need to apply to attend these talks and will have to tell teaching staff in advance if they will be missing a lesson and catch up with any work/homework that they miss.  Failure to do so will mean they are excluded from attending any further talks. 

Students will be encouraged to apply who staff feel would benefit from attending one of these talks.

Wednesday 25 April, 0930-1030            The Built Environment

On Wednesday 25 April, Mark Cowlard will be talking about careers in the world of the built environment - so anything from construction and surveying to project management and engineering.  Mark Cowlard is CEO of Arcadis UK which is Design & Consultancy company that has offices around the world.  As CEO for Arcadis UK, Mark has 3700 staff and an annual revenue of £362 million.   He is a member of Bexhill Academy Alumni and we are incredibly lucky to have secured him as a speaker.  Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and his presentation will look at his own career and the range of careers needed to plan, construct and improve the built environment which includes everything from skyscrapers and shopping centres to motorway bridges and railway infrastructure.

This talk is open to any student in Year 9 or 10 who is interested in finding out more about a career in this area from an industry leader.

Wednesday 2 May 1220-1320               Careers in the Creative Sector

On Wednesday 2 May there will be a presentation by the University of Creative Arts on careers within the Creative Industries.  This includes advertising and marketing, crafts, film, TV, radio & photography, music, performing and visual arts, computing, games design, architecture, design, graphics and fashion.  

This talk is open to any student in Year 9 or Year 10 who has chosen a creative subject (including computing) as an option.

To apply to attend either of these talks students will need to complete an application form available outside the welfare office (or can be downloaded from the school website).

These talks are for students who have a genuine interest and anyone not behaving in an appropriate manner will be asked to leave and prevented from attending any future talks.

I am in the process of confirming dates and times for further talks and will publicise them as soon as they are confirmed.  If there are any particular careers you would like us to try and cover please let me know. 

Cheryl Smith

Careers Lead & HE Ambassador

Bexhill Academy

01424 730722 Ext.2321